There are going to be 6,200 National Guardsmen (Guardspeople?) There’ll be an iron fence that’s supposedly nearly impossible to scale. The Secret Service and DC police will be out in full force. I assume there will be the usual snipers on rooftops.
I remember reading that before Barack Obama’s inauguration, he was given a list of things to say from the podium during his inaugural speech in the event there was a terrorist attack. (There was some indication a Somali group was planning one, plus, of course, the racial tensions.) There were 1.8 million people at that inauguration and nothing untoward happened. There will be only 1,000 at this one.
I’m hopeful that with all that plus the dampening effect of the insurrection aftermath will hold true, but I won’t relax until…well, there is no until.